You’re gonna have to pardon the all-Santa-Cruz-all-the-time theme we have going on here at BikeRumor! today, but there just happens to be a lot of Santa Cruz bicycles-related news coming out of the press camp in St. George, Utah. Zach told you about the Highball carbon 29er hardtail, Tyler told you about the new longer travel Blur TR, and now I’m here to tell you about the new aluminum version of Santa Cruz’s immensely popular Tallboy full suspension carbon 29er. This “lesser” incarnation of the Tallboy shares the same VPP suspension and geometry of its pricier-carbon-counterpart; it’s just slightly heavier and a lot cheaper.
What exactly is that geometry, and just how cheap and heavy is it? Well, you’ll find that out after the break (after you finish looking at all the huge clickable photos).
Tapered head tube
Short chainstays and curved seat tube.
6.6lb frame weight (with shock)
Weight: 27lb as pictured
$1850 US MSRP frame and Fox RP2 – Complete bikes from $2299